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Flood in Peru

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Type of Event:
Floods
Location of Event:
Puno, Peru
Date of Charter Activation:
21 February 2012
Charter Requestor:
Sistema Federal de Emergencias (SIFEM)
Project Management:
CONIDA

Description of the event

On Friday, intensive rain caused collapses in bridges over the Ilave River, in Peru, and the resulting flooding caused damage to houses, along with several deaths and crop loss. The waters left many isolated.

The Civil Protection Agency of Peru reports 3 deaths, 18.645 people left homeless, with a further 12,202 affected. 4,329 houses were reported destroyed and 2,440 others affected, along with 1,265 hectares of crops affected.

Peru - Puno
Ilave River estuary and water bodies

Source: ALOS - PRISM - Background mosaic
ENVISAT - ASAR - Water bodies vectors from image arithmetic product
Acquired: Pre-event: 09/06/2010 and 26/06/2010
Post-event: 25/02/2012 and 28/02/2012

Copyright: JAXA
ESA (2012)
Map produced by CONIDA

Peru - Puno
Flooding of the Ilave River in the Pilcuyo area and near Lake Titicaca

Source: TerraSAR-X
Acquired: Pre-event: 20/03/2010
Post-event: 22/02/2012

Copyright: German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Map produced by CONIDA

Peru - Puno
Flood areas adjacent to the Ilave River

Source: TerraSAR-X
Acquired: Pre-event: 20/03/2010
Post-event: 22/02/2012

Copyright: German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Map produced by CONIDA